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September 2019 Archives

Jonathan Respeto

Jonathan Respeto

September 18, 2019 8:00 AM

New DDoS Vector Observed in the Wild: WSD attacks hi ...

Additional research and support provided by Chad Seaman. Introduction Members of Akamai's Security Intelligence Response Team have been investigating a new DDoS vector that leverages a UDP Amplification technique known as WS-Discovery (WSD). The situation surrounding WSD was recently made public, but multiple threat actors have begun to leverage this DDoS method to ramp up their attacks. While conducting exploratory research prior to WSD becoming public, the Akamai SIRT gained

Amanda Fakhreddine

Amanda Fakhreddine

September 12, 2019 5:00 AM

State of The Internet / Security: Media Under Attack ...

From January 2018 through June 2019, Akamai recorded more than 61 billion credential stuffing attempts and more than 4 billion web application attacks. Today, we're releasing a special edition of the State of the Internet/ Security report that focuses on data within the high tech, video media, and entertainment sectors -- collectively named Media & Technology.